Yesterday was a very long day here in Toddler World. He is at an age where he is really striving for his freedom and expression. I get it. But, after the 19th time of cleaning up a spill or pulling him off a countertop, I was more than ready to have some quiet time in the studio once he had fallen asleep. I simply needed a few quiet moments to relax. Painting always relaxes me, but I did not expect, after the day we had, to start working on children’s paintings. I expected a screaming woman collapsing into a pile of exhaustion, not a turtle! Oh, well. I have always loved children’s art and luckily for me, it is all around me these days.